Here is a pair of small Louis XV corner cupboards in rosewood and violet with a grey marble top stamped M.CRIAERD.
Coming from the Mobilier National of the Château de Fontainebleau, they were part of a series of three. Both bear a specific number printed on the back. They correspond to the inventory of furniture belonging to the princely families of the time. It was delivered by the cabinet-maker Joubert to Mme Sophie, daughter of Louis XV. Following the death of Mme Sophie on March 2, 1782, her sister, Mme Victoire, inherited it.
Unable to keep up with all the royal orders, the Master Cabinet-maker Gilles Joubert contracted out the work to Mathieu CRIAERD, cabinet-maker for the Crown. This furniture was sold when the chateau was seized during the French Revolution.